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Orlando - New restaurant Steak in the City

cherylp3 Apr 25, 2007 12:52 PM

I don't have all the details yet.

Website: http://www.steakinthecity.com/

Grand opening: April 26th, 2007

The advertisement that was received says Kosher delicacies will be available.

As soon as I know more I will post back.

-Cheryl

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    tomby RE: cherylp3 Apr 25, 2007 04:54 PM

    That's kind of far from the parks, if anyone cares.

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      mrogovin RE: cherylp3 May 8, 2007 09:53 AM

      Don't know about the ad, but their web site says 7 days and menu lists shrimp and cheese, along with steak. My guess: TREIF!

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        cherylp3 RE: mrogovin May 8, 2007 05:30 PM

        I still have not been to the restaurant yet.

        According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Kosher dining area is seperate.

        Here is a link to the article:
        http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entert...

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          Javier RE: cherylp3 May 27, 2007 07:34 PM

          It has a separate dining area and a separate kitchen for kosher. Food that is served in the salad bar has signs depicting whether the food is kosher non-kosher or parve.

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            Javier RE: Javier Jun 4, 2007 06:57 AM

            Oh and I forgot to mention, the Kosher section will be closed on Shabbat, obviously.

      2. pitagirl RE: cherylp3 May 8, 2007 06:39 PM

        isn't altamonte like 45 minutes from the Disney area?

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          Javier RE: pitagirl Jun 4, 2007 07:07 AM

          Yes indeed, it is. And I don't mean to sound rude but Orlando does extend further than the Disney parks, and Disney was never mentioned in the post...

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          lazar_r RE: cherylp3 May 31, 2007 11:45 AM

          There is no mentioning anywhere in their website about any hashgocha. The owners are members of a Reform congregation. Does not look like a Kosher restaurant.

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            DeisCane RE: lazar_r May 31, 2007 01:52 PM

            Noticed the same thing today, lazar. It's all very odd.

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              cherylp3 RE: DeisCane May 31, 2007 07:35 PM

              I forgot my update:
              The owner is planning on getting certification from Gobor.
              Kosher meat must be requested 24 hrs in advance.
              There is a separate Kosher section with different plates.
              As for the appetizer bar, non kosher items were next to kosher items ( in separate dishes with separate spoons) There are signs in front of items that say kosher or non kosher.
              The owner also used to work in the kitchen for a conservative synagogue.

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              cherylp3 RE: lazar_r May 31, 2007 07:41 PM

              Also before anyone totally flames me: I'd like to remind that the rules say that people should decide on their own.
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/383660

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                Javier RE: lazar_r Jun 4, 2007 07:09 AM

                It's also very disrespectful to imply that someone cannot have a Kosher restaurant because they are from the Reform movement. The Reform movement encourages its members to practice their Judaism as they see fit. Many Reform Jews maintain Kosher households and lifestyles.
                As I stated above, there is a lot of work being put into making the Kosher Area be open to the public.

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                  hmp2z RE: Javier Jun 8, 2007 02:50 PM

                  Agree 100% - I am Reform & keep a kosher kitchen. Treif foods need not apply. Altamonte Springs has one of the largest Jewish concentrations in the area, so it's not surprising that this restaurant would be here, not in the Disney parks area. I live in the Disney parks area, and it's a barren food wilderness :)

                  Cheers!
                  Heather W

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